A home with a difference

To add to the thrill, the opening of the building was a spectacular event, with children from the home doing an Indian-style performance for guests and a traditional dance group that dazzled children and adults alike.

“Our passion for green technology makes New Jerusalem unique. Our recycled home, made from used containers is something very special to see and our children are sensitised about recycling and preserving the Earth for tomorrow.

We recycle paper, cardboard and plastic,” said Anna Mojapelo, a founder and director of the home.

New Jerusalem Children’s Home provides holistic and integrated quality care to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatised, vulnerable and HIV-positive children.

Architect of the new home Cean Wall plans on riding the Cape Epic Mountain Race and hopes to raise R50 000, to complete the home, along the way.

Anna Mojapelo said New Jerusalem housed 80 children, 36 of which were in the new eco-friendly home.

“By the grace of God, we hope to eventually be able to build a second home.” Mojapelo said that since the children moved into the new home, there had been a 360 degree change.

The home is designed to give children freedom, space and pride. “The home is committed to using any means possible to reuse, recycle and minimise our carbon footprint.

To this end, we make every effort to utilise as much clean technology as is financially feasible in everything we do,” said Mojapelo.

This unique home has made many friends along the way, including Eskom, Lafarge and Grohe as well as many international contacts and donors.

Details: Anna Mojapelo 082-732-7832 or amojapelo@hotmail.com

(Via: looklocal)

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